Christmas is celebrated with much gusto at Park School! Celebrations start in December and go on till January 6, culminating in celebrating The Kings Day (or the Three Kings Day), commemorating the Three Wise Men or Kings presenting their gifts to Jesus. In these pictures from last year's Park School Christmas celebrations, children get ready in colorful costumes for the Christmas pageant which is followed by a sumptuous meal, dances, and a play, and with more than just the customary three Wise Men! Amidst the celebrations, children are reminded of God's love for them and Jesus as His gift to all.

Each class preps hard to perform for their parents and the school community. Teachers give selflessly to these young children who rarely have an opportunity to dress up, and perform on stage. They practice diligently for their performances to impress their parents and community.

On the big day, students and staff enjoy a delicious pork meal. The school always cooks enough for each child to take home a large box of food for their families. The children dash home with their boxes and then return to school to get ready for their presentation. Teachers and assistants work with the children on their costumes and makeup. Excitement and energy fill the air!

Having the opportunity to perform on stage boosts the children's confidence in themselves and builds self-esteem. Most of these children come from homes that lack daily food, have no running water, and are frequently in state of crisis. This day is a beautiful and uplifting pause, a day that they give to each other, to their families however broken they might be, and to their community. Each of these little ones is special to God.!